Published: November 16 2023
With winter approaching, Budapest is gearing up for the holiday season with the opening of the Budapest Christmas Fair and the City Hall Winter Experience Park. One of the main attractions of the park is the ice rink, where visitors can enjoy ice skating amidst the festive atmosphere.
Ice Skating in the City Hall Park
From November 24th to January 7th, the City Hall Park will have an ice rink open every day from 8 AM to 8 PM, with extended hours until 9 PM on Thursdays to Sundays. Skates will be available for rent at the park, allowing everyone to join in on the fun.
Christmas Market and Festivities
In addition to ice skating, visitors can also enjoy traditional Christmas sweets, food, and drinks at the Deák Ferenc Square market and in the City Hall Park. Various Hungarian handicraft products will also be available for purchase. The park will host a candle-lighting ceremony on December 3rd to mark the first Sunday of Advent, followed by a Santa Claus party on December 6th. Additionally, the Christmas Shoebox Action organized by the Hungarian Baptist Aid will provide souvenirs and toys for children in need.
Ice Rink in Felcsút
In Orbán's hometown of Felcsút, a new attraction is being built - an ice rink. The ice rink will measure 17 x 30 metres and will cost approximately EUR 243,446. It will be equipped with 30 plank walls, maintenance equipment, and 105 pairs of skates. The ice rink aims to offer another winter activity for visitors to enjoy in addition to the other attractions in Felcsút.
The City Hall Park ice rink in Budapest is a must-visit attraction for locals and tourists alike during the holiday season. With its festive atmosphere, Christmas market, and various activities, it provides a magical experience for all. Additionally, the upcoming ice rink in Felcsút adds another winter attraction to the town's list of tourist offerings.
Questions & Answers
Where can I go ice skating in Budapest during the winter? You can go ice skating in the City Hall Park (Városháza park) in Budapest.
When is the ice skating rink in the City Hall Park open? The ice skating rink in the City Hall Park is open from 24 November to 7 January. It is open every day from 8 AM to 8 PM, and on Thursdays to Sundays, it is open until 9 PM.
Can I rent skates at the City Hall Park ice skating rink? Yes, skates will be available for rent at the City Hall Park ice skating rink, while stocks last.
What other attractions are there at the City Hall Park during Christmas time? In addition to the ice skating rink, there will be a Christmas market on Deák Ferenc Square and traditional Christmas sweets, food, and drinks available. Hungarian handicraft products will also be sold at the market. There will also be a candle-lighting ceremony on 3 December and a Santa Claus party on 6 December.
Is there an ice rink in Felcsút, Hungary? Yes, there is an ice rink in Felcsút, which is the home village of Prime Minister Viktor Orbán. The ice rink measures 17 x 30 meters and cost HUF 91.6 million (EUR 243,446) to build. It is equipped with 105 pairs of skates and other maintenance equipment.